IDF attacks Hamas position in Gaza after rocket lands in Israel

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The IDF struck targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket being launched at Israel an hour earlier on Wednesday night. According to the IDF spokesperson, an IDF tank attacked a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip. Earlier tonight, rocket sirens went off in southern Israel after at least one rocket was … Read More

United States purchases Israeli-made Iron Dome missile defense system

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The United States has purchased Iron Dome systems from Israel for an immediate need of the United States Army, the Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday. The decision was made as part of an agreement between the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the US Department of Defense to fill its short-term needs for an Indirect Fire … Read More

Iran to move weapons site from Damascus airport due to Israeli attacks: report

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Despite the nearing end of the Syrian Civil War, the country remains a battleground for competing international players seeking to maintain their power in the region. Following the wave of recent Israeli attacks on Damascus international airport targeting Iranian weapons storage sites, Iran is considering moving its weapons supply center far away to a different … Read More

CUFI: United We Must Stand

Thursday, February 7, 2019

As a 20th-century political issue in the United States, Zionism was almost exclusively within the purview of the Jewish community. Stirred by their faith to stand with Israel were millions of Christian Zionists, but for decades they were unorganized, unfocused and unable to speak with one voice. In this century, the pro-Israel tent has finally … Read More

January tourism to Israel jumps by 11% compared to last year

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The number of tourists who entered Israel in January of this year represented an 11% increase in relation to January 2018, and a 35% increase from January 2017, according to the Tourism Ministry. A record four million tourists visited Israel last year. In December, London-based company Euromoniter International reported that “The rise in the number of … Read More

First 83 of 1,000 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The first 83 immigrants from Ethiopia, out of a total of some 1,000 approved last year for entry into Israel, arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport on Monday night after waiting in Gondar for an average of 15 years. In October, the government approved for immigration 1,000 members of the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia who have … Read More

Iran claims it launched new cruise missile on anniversary of revolution: report

Monday, February 4, 2019

Iran on Saturday claimed it had successfully tested a new cruise missile with an 800-mile range during celebrations that marked the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that brought its theocratic regime into power. Defense Minister Amir Hatami confirmed the missile’s success on state television, which broadcast footage of the launch saying, “It can … Read More

Dozens of Hamas, PFLP members hold senior positions in pro-BDS NGOs

Monday, February 4, 2019

There are more than 100 links between the internationally-designated terrorist organizations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) with NGOs promoting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, some of which receive funding from European states and philanthropic funds, a new report by the Strategic Affairs Ministry has found. More … Read More

U.S. funding for Palestinian security services ends

Monday, February 4, 2019

The US funding and training program for the PA’s security services ended Thursday at midnight, as diplomats and politicians scrambled to find a way to mitigate the impact on West Bank stability. The 14-year-old US Security Coordinator (USSC) mission, and the $61 million the US provides annually, is perceived to be the cornerstone to an … Read More